DENVER (AP) - Thirty of Colorado's 64 counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to severe drought and heat, making farmers and ranchers there and in adjacent counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday that overall, 43... more »
Trees blown down last November in a wind storm can still be found all over the Sangre de Cristos in Custer County. Near County Road 198, large trees are toppled over, and some are even uprooted.
Many of the trees have caused problems along Rainbow Trail, but crews are working... more »
The U.S. Forest Service is working to clear downed trees from the wind storm that blasted Custer County last November.
There are so many trees down, some trails in the area may have to be closed. Forest managers expect clean-up efforts may extend even beyond this summer. The public... more »
Area counties have various restrictions on smoking, fireworks and even grills. The most restrictive rules are in Fremont County where you aren't supposed to smoke in your car or use gas grills.
Here are the current rules for El Paso, Pueblo, Fremont, Teller and Custer Counties. Keep in mind... more »
A small wildfire is burning in Custer County. It started on a ridge after a lightning strike, probably yesterday. The smoke is visible from Pueblo.
The U.S. Forest Service has personnel there fighting the fire, though it currently covers only ten acres. The fire is burning southwest of Wetmore... more »
Search and Rescue crews from at least three counties are trying to find a plane that disappeared from radar yesterday afternoon in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
The tower lost contact with the single engine Piper, which can hold six, when the plane was near Blueberry Peak. The plane... more »
Investigators have now identified a body, found dismembered in a remote area of eastern El Paso County. The body was located at a camp ground, back on November 24.
Authorities say the woman has been identified as 44-year-old Rebecca Magallanes, of Florence. They were able to make the identification... more »
Several small lightning caused fires are still burning in Custer and Fremont counties.
Fire crews are monitoring all of the fires and letting them run its natural course. The biggest fire is the Johnson Gulch fire located about 9 miles southwest of Wetmore in Custer County. That fire is... more »